The University of Washington COVID-19 Prevention Plan for the Workplace (Word) helps ensure the health and safety of personnel by reducing the potential for COVID-19 transmission at the University of Washington. This document is also available in PDF format.
Log of changes on 9/24/21:
- Updated the Vaccination section 5A to align with the UW Human Resources vaccination policy and proclamation 21-14.1
- Removed symptom attestation requirement for child care settings
- Updated the Face Coverings section 5E to align with changes to the UW Face Covering Policy
Log of changes on 8/20/21:
- Updated definitions of “vaccine attestation,” “vaccination status” and “fully vaccinated”
- Updated responsibilities of Unit Leader, COVID-19 Site Supervisor, and Personnel
- Removed specific details from section A. Vaccination while the University is in the process of updating the UW COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
- Updated section E. Face Coverings, Personal Protective Equipment, Physical Distancing and Alternative Strategies by updating the face covering requirements to align with the updates to the UW COVID-19 Face Covering Policy
- Updated section E. Face Coverings, Personal Protective Equipment, Physical Distancing and Alternative Strategies by adding a Physical Distancing sub-section to address the recommendation to maintain distance when actively eating and drinking
Log of changes on 8/3:
- Updated the Face Coverings information (section E) on 8/3/21 to align with the announcement that masks are strongly recommended in UW facilities where they’re not already required.
Log of changes on 7/8/21:
- Removed physical distancing requirement in most settings (exceptions include health care, child care, and K-12 settings, regardless of vaccination status).
- Added Vaccinations section with link to the new UW COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and FAQs.
- Updated face covering requirements; wearing face covering is optional for individuals who are fully vaccinated in most settings. Added requirement for supervisors to verify an individual’s vaccination status before relaxing the face covering requirement in the workplace.
- Updated section B: Daily symptom attestation is no longer required in most settings (exceptions include health care, child care, and K-12 settings).
- Removed plan elements that are no longer required: Visitor logs, room occupancy restrictions, public restroom restrictions
- UW units need to update unit-level and site-specific COVID-19 prevention plans, but are no longer required to submit plans to the Executive Office for approval.
Log of changes on 4/7/21:
- Added links to new and updated EH&S COVID-19 prevention resources, including the Room Occupancy Limits Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention
- Clarified that COVID-19 prevention measures are required regardless of vaccination status
- Updated public health guidance in section 5.B.
- Clarified the use of face shields in section 5.E.
- Added links to additional resources to communicate hazards for personnel working with disinfectants in section 5.F.
- Added links to additional COVID-19 resources in section 7.
- Added recommendation to encourage employees and students to activate the Washington Exposure Notification – WA Notify app on their mobile devices in section 5.B.
Changes to earlier versions:
- Replaced link to Governor Inslee's Safe Start requirements to Washington state COVID-19 reopening guidance on 1/15/21.
- Updated definition of close contact to match CDC definition on10/29/20.
- Updated contact for COVID-19 Response Team on 9/25/20.
- Changed visitor log retention to 30 days on 8/13/20.